IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications in Asia (WiPDA-Asia) 2020

Icho Kaikan, Osaka University
May 25-27, 2020 ∣ Osaka, Japan

Important Dates


  • Two Page Abstract:
       Feb. 15, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance:
       Mar. 15, 2020
  • Tutorial Proposal:
       Feb. 15, 2020
  • Tutorial Notification:
       Mar. 15, 2020
  • Final Paper Submission:
       April 30, 2020
  • Sponsored by




    Conference Information

    The Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications in Asia (WiPDA-Asia) is sponsored by IEEE Power Electronic Society, providing a forum for device scientists, circuit designers, and application engineers to share technology updates, research findings, development experience, and application knowledge.

    Participation Opportunity

  • Tutorials: Tutorials covering both device and application topics will be offered on May 25th, 2020.
  • Keynote Sessions: Keynote sessions will be held on May 26th-27th, 2020, in which leading experts from academia, industry, and research institutes will share their insights on technology developments and future trends.
  • Technical Paper Session: Both oral and poster technical papers will be presented to share the updated research results during May 26th-27th, 2020.
  • Call for Exhibitions: A number of booths will be available for exhibition.
  • Main Topic

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Heteroepitaxial and bulk materials growth
  • Gate dielectrics and surface passivation
  • Device structures and fabrication techniques
  • Device characterization and modeling
  • Very high efficiency and compact converters
  • SOAs including short-circuit, spike, and transient tolerance
  • Harsh environment (e.g. high temperature) operation and reliability
  • Packaging, power modules, and ICs
  • Hard-switched and soft-switched applications
  • Common-mode and EMI management
  • Gate drive and other auxiliary circuits
  • High-performance passive components
  • Applications in renewable energy and storage, transportation, industrial drives, and grid power
  • Keynote Speakers


    Hiroyuki Matsunami, Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus,
    Kyoto University, Japan

    Yong Kang, Ph.D.
    Professor,
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

    Chwan Ying Lee
    President,
    Hestia-Power Group, Taiwan

    Ken Nakahara, Ph.D.
    General Manager of Research and Development Center,
    ROHM Co. Ltd, Japan

    Yasushi Matsumoto, Ph.D.
    General Manager,
    Development Division, Power Electronics Systems Energy / Industry Business Group,
    Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Japan

    Takeshi Oi
    Chief Engineer,
    Advanced Technology R&D Center,
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan

    Kenichiro Tanaka, Ph.D.
    Manager,
    Energy Solutions Development Center, Engineering Division, Industrial Solutions Company,
    Panasonic Corporation., Japan

    Ichiro Omura, Ph.D.
    Professor,
    Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

    Alexander Lidow
    CEO and Co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC), USA